|3000BC||-Royal Game of Ur oldest complete set of gaming equipment ever found|
-Senet appears in Egyptian dynastic history through the 4th cent. B.C.
-Possible Mancala-type boards in the Sahara
|2000 BC||-Wei-qi in China (later called "Go" in Japan)|
|1800 BC||-Dogs & Jackals found in Egyptian tombs|
|1400 BC||-Morris and Mancala variant boards from the Temple of Kurna, Egypt|
|700 BC||-Earliest records of cubical Dice|
|Birth of Jesus||-Record of Emperor Claudius playing Tabula (Early Backgammon)|
|300's||-Reference to Nard (Backgammon variant) in the Babylonian Talmud|
|400's||-Tabula (early Backgammon) game lost by Emperor Zeno recorded
-Hnefatafl games being played in Scandinavia
|600's||-Go (Wei-qi) comes to Japan from China 4th, or 6th Century.|
|700's||-A Persian romance tells of Chess coming from India circa. 650-850 AD|
|900's||-Ballinderry artifact, Tafl-type Fidchell game board carved 10th century
-Welsh literature mentions a tafl-type? game Tawlbwrdd
|1100's||-3-in-a-row games first appear in Europe
The Isle of Lewis Chessmen are believed to have been carved
|1200's||-Alphonso X's "Book of Games" written circa 1283. Describes versions of : Chess, Tables (Backgammon) Morris, Alquerque.
-Gretis Saga of Iceland mentions Hala- tafl the Fox Game
-Earliest relations to Snakes and Ladders games in India
|1300's||-Earliest European mention of Cards in Spain 1371|
|1400's||-Tarot games first played in Italy 1430's
-12- Man Morris version first seems to appear.
-1440's Poch card game, ancestor to Rummy Royale, Michigan Rummy
-Standard card suits hearts clubs spades diamonds created in France c. 1480
|1500's||-Noddy - precurser to Cribbage
-Game of Goose -ancestor to most modern childrens' race board games.
-First clear references to Checkers in 16th century
|1600's||-Modern Cribbage rules standardized in England.
-Solitaire board games appears in the court of Louis XI.
-Earliest reference to "Backgammon", Oxford English Dictionary, c.1645 -earlier name was Tables
|1700's||-Earliest reference to Pope Joan card game 1730's.
-First mention of Solitaire card games within a few years of first records of cartomancy -fortune telling with cards or tarot decks 1765
|1800's||-Bridge develops from earlier games such as Whist.
-Poker first mentioned in print, 1836
|1850's||-1863 Ludo printed in England based on Indian Pachisi (Parcheesi in US).
-Chinese Checkers first published in the west 1892.
-Snakes & Ladders published in England 1890's
|1900||-The Landlord's Game -earliest ancestor of Monopoly patented 1904./
-Lexico invented 1931 - becomes Scrabble 1947
|1950||-Othello published in Japan 1968, based on 19th century Reversi.|
|1960||-Cathedral invented by a New Zealand man in 1962, and sold to a game publisher in 1979.|
|1970's||-Dungeons & Dragons published 1974
-Tablero da Jesus (also Tablero da Gucci) drinking game invented by SCA member
-Pente published 1978.